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5.0
Absolute Monster
By GCOBrizzle, 28-09-2019

Just wow. I packed this guy as my first ever icon and was going to sell him and buy a team. Thought I'd try him out first and I honestly don't think he will be leaving my team for a very long time. Stats wise seems better than his mid card as he's quicker and has better stamina which has allowed me to put a marksman chem on him and further improve his dribbling/physical. I'm not an amazing player - got stuck into Div 5 after calibrating and have used him in a mix of rivals and legendary squad battles. Really seems to fit the meta this year with the close dribbling and has one hell of a turn of pace from strafe dribbling into a sprint. Surprisingly strong and his low centre of gravity allows him to hold the ball through challenges way more than I've experienced with anybody else. Gets beyond the striker from CAM at will and just about manages to get through the whole game with 80 stamina.


Difficult to compare as the next best player in my squad is Ben Yedder so I'll leave out the comparisons but if I had to guess, he's a stronger, quicker version of Messi with 5* skills and a worse right foot. Have left the value at 4* just because he is an expensive player but compared to some of the other premium icons I can see him picked in way more teams than he was last year.


Absolute beast of a player.

Dribbling- Best dribbler that I've ever used. Beats TOTY Mbappe from fifa 19. Ball sticks to his feet and has incredibly close control. Seems perfectly suited to this meta

Pace- Fastest of all his cards and has a serious burst. Granted I'm playing against teams without similar level players but if you use L1 dribbling and burst out of it with R2, he can create separation with just about anybody

Positioning- Runs past the striker all the time and gets through on goal all the time

Shooting- One hell of a left foot, right is serviceable

Passing- Excellent

Stature/Physical- His small stature, combined with quite high strength and aggression see him able to ride through challenges seemingly at will. Marksman helps, as would hawk. Biggest surprise of the card! Able to hold the ball well with L2, and dribble through people. Incredibly difficult for defenses to deal with.

3* Weak foot- No getting around it, he misses some shots you think he should score. Dribbling makes it pretty easy to get it onto his left though and he will score easy ones 9/10

Stamina- Gets through 90 mins but does tire towards the end. Once fitness kicks in you'll want to put a fresh card on every game but considering price probably not going to break the bank...


I considered putting height in here but I feel his stature is actually one of his strengths in that his dribbling is so closely controlled and he is surprisingly strong on the ball. That being said, if he's played anywhere other than CAM, height will be more of a negative.

Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 51
GPG: 0.98
APG: 0.63
5.0
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (7/10)
5.0
EL pibe de Oro
By Laister, 28-05-2020

"…ahí la tiene Maradona, lo marcan dos, pisa la pelota Maradona, arranca por la derecha el genio del fútbol mundial, deja el tendal y va a tocar para Burruchaga. ¡Siempre Maradona! ¡Genio! ¡Genio! ¡Genio! Ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta. ¡Gooooool! ¡Gooooool! ¡Quiero llorar! ¡Dios santo, viva el fútbol! ¡Golaaaaaazooo! ¡Diegoooool! ¡Maradona! Es para llorar, perdónenme. ¡Maradona, en recorrida memorable, en la jugada de todos los tiempos! ¡Barrilete cósmico! ¿De qué planeta viniste? ¿Para dejar en el camino a tanto inglés, para que el país sea un puño apretado gritando por Argentina? ¡Argentina 2 - Inglaterra 0! ¡Diegol, ¡Diegol! ¡Diego Armando Maradona! Gracias Dios, por el fútbol, por Maradona, por estas lágrimas, por este Argentina 2 - Inglaterra 0."



Maradona... for those who remember this comment... during his game against England and his crazy goal of the century.

Guys ... this is what Icons in FIFA is about: Playing with amazing stars of this game: Football


Played with this little guy 1437 games... scored just crazy goals for me and ... and ... so fun to play with.


Pace, dribbling, shoot, animation, positioning... he has everything you need.


Just give him a try. I have him since November and he is the only one why I switch on my PS4. Now 1M he is so so low price for his quality. Now I have only I advice: abuse of his finesse shoot.


Best way to play him:

  • As a CAM (not good as ST)
  • 41212 or 4231 formation
  • Hunter chem style
  • Give him freedom
  • Abuse of his finesse shoot outside the box


(Sorry for my English... I am French).

  • Positioning (he is always is the right position and wait for the ball)
  • Leader ( you feel this guy is giving the tempo of your team)
  • Pace (enough to make your opponent crazy)
  • Passing (no doubt one of the best passing in the game between the lines)
  • Dribbling (not enough place here do describe this ...)
  • Shoot (Just enjoy
  • Physical (for a small player like this he is very strong)
  • 3* weak foot (Shoot with the right foot is very difficult)
  • Stamina (you can't play with him the full match... especially if you like dribbling)
  • I cannot ask him his shirt at the end of the game
Formation: 41212
Position: CAM
Games: 1437
GPG: 0.92
APG: 0.62
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
5.0
GC
3.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (8/10)
5.0
D10S
By EzeThorne, 05-12-2019

Ok, this is my first review and i thought i had to do it. I packed "el Diego" in my baby icon sbc pack and i was not very hyped until i tried him. In 37 seven matches (FUTChamps and Div Rivals) hescored 52 goals and gave 29 assist, playing as stricker and CAM. Theres nothing else i can tell you, this guy is amazing, by far best player ive used this year, even better than neymar. If you can buy him, he is a must in your team, and if you packed him, congrats, you have a real GOD.(USED HAWK ON HIM)

SPANISH REVIEW

Ok, esta es mi primera review, crei que tenia que hacerla despues de haber jugado con este jugador, es INCREIBLE, por lejos el mejor jugador que probe este año, incluso mejor que neymar. En 37 partidos (futchampions y div rivals) hizo 52 goles y 29 asistencias jugando como delantero en una 442 y mco en una 4231. Al principio no me parecia lo mejor pero cuando le puse halcon me cambio totalmente, super rapido, el mejor regate que probe y un tiro super fuerte y su colocacion es escencial. Ademas que las 5* de skills agregan mucho. Si puede, pruebenlo, no se van a arrepentir.


Espero les sirva :)

Hope is useful :)}


(Review de Argentina, sorry for bad english)

Speed: Very fast, hawk increases even more

Shooting: Great shooting, feels very strong

Dribbling: Combined with that pace it makes the best attribute of him

5* Skills: makes him even more funny

Passing: Not the best but it really impressed me

Physicality: You cant hope maradona is strong but he gets some balls due to his balance

2* WF: Obviously, the only thing it can be better, but he even scored some goals with his right foot

Stamina: Sometimes you have to replace him, but if you know how to use him, your rivals will abandon de match earlyer than he is subbed.

Formation: 442
Position: ST
Games: 37
GPG: 1.41
APG: 0.78
5.0
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (1/10)
Physicality (5/10)
3.5
IDK
By Pollice, 25-02-2020

First: this is my first review ever and I'm italian so sorry for my bad english.

Second: I bought 91 Diego 'cause he's my favourite player ever and the card looks good and fits perfectly this year meta.

His dribbling is the best I've ever used (I used Messi, Neymar, Bernardo and other top tiers players), he's very quick and very enjoyable with his 5* skills, his passing is out of this world and he's strong for his height.

Idk why, but his shooting seems to be "glitched out" by EA: he scores very very rarely despite his stats. I used him as a CAM in a 4231 formation with Barnes 89 LAM, Bernardo RAM and Cristiano ST.

I had sadly to resell him and buy my 87 Mertens, that performed better than him.

Dribbling (best dribbler I've ever used)

Passing

5* skills

Strenght and aggression

Quick

Fun player

His shorts

Shooting: he doesn't score too much for his stats

1.8 mln

3* wf but with his agility and balance isn't really a problem to turn with him

Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 0
GPG: nan
APG: nan
3.5
Overall
2.0
Value
1.5
GC
2.5
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (6/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (6/10)
Physicality (8/10)
5.0
the hand of GOD
By TheEiking, 09-12-2019

Full disclosure, I appreciate his skill on the pitch, but would not classify myself a fan of the man IRL based on all of his antics off the pitch.


That being said, after a few rough goes with the base Icon Upgrade SBC (I got Overmars who was at best a super sub, followed by baby Keane, whom I'd already selected as a prime in the Icon Swaps), I dropped the aforementioned useless baby Keane into this SBC as a sacrifice and came out with a GOD (or at least the hand of one) in Baby Maradona.


So I slapped a Marksman Chem style on him and threw him into the squad (in game I play him left CAM with CR7 at Striker, Mbappe at middle CAM and IF KDB on the right).


Maradona dances on the pitch. Is easily one of the slickest dribblers in the game He's a different kind of beast, having played with Neymar, Pirlo, Mbappe , CR7 and even Messi, I haven't played with anybody as fun to dribble and hold the ball with as him. It took me a few matches to get a feel for him, but playing him as a wide CAM on the left of a 4-2-3-1 cutting in to CR7 and MBappe in the middle has been a winning formula.


In the recent score with an Argentine player in 4 rival wins objective - he banged them out in 4 straight (including 3 matches off the bench in a weaker EPL squad for other objectives).


Whether on the wing or in the middle of the pitch a few things really stood out with him on the ball:

  • Although strength is not the forte of this card, he is deceptively hard to dispossess since he bounces off defenders with the ball still glued to his boots.
  • With close ball contact, he is probably one of the best cards to dribble through a crowd (having him cut in off the wing has helped to open up room for other attackers to finish when he can't.
  • When used correctly (ie. not using the sprint button all the time), his stamina is more than sufficient to play a full 90 (and even extra time if needed).
  • While his 3 star right boot is sub-optimal, he bangs home anything he hits with his left.
  • He's one of the most fun players I've used this year and I love embarrassing opponents as he cuts through their squad like butter.


Truthfully, in the Meta for 20 so far, he's been one of the best players to use and has really shown to be an overall god in the game, and not just having the hand of one.

  • PACE - distances himself from even the speediest defenders
  • Dribbling - a god on the ball, keeps the ball close to his foot and weaves throw a crowd
  • Ball retention - he has the sticky and comes out of so many tackles still holding on to the ball and now past the defender.
  • Creativity and uniqueness - seeing his bouncing mop and creative cuts and dribbling as he dances on the pitch makes him super fun to play with. Even in sweaty Rivals or Champs matches, he makes the game fun.
  • Shooting - and in reality his weak foot. While not unusable at 3 stars, but sometimes forces you an extra touch to put the ball on his left foot and loses the shooting window
  • Strength - while he keeps the ball more than anybody should through tackles, he does get bullied out of position a lot of the time.
  • Value for the money - if you're lucky enough to score him like I said from an Icon SBC he's good value, but at close to 2 Mil in coins, you can find several other strong dibblers to give you better bang for your buck.
Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 45
GPG: 0.56
APG: 0.78
5.0
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (6/10)
Physicality (8/10)